UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Garbrandt Results and Highlights

Former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt returns to action on Saturday night when he takes on Rob Font in the UFC Vegas 27 main event. A women’s strawweight battle will serve as the co-main event as Yan Xianan takes on Carla Esparza.

In the opening fight of the card Damir Ismagulov defeated Rafael Alves via unanimous decision in a wild over and back scrap in the lightweight division.

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“The Undertaker” David Dvorak moved to 3-0 in the flyweight division, The Czech fighter won by picking up a first round submission win over Juancamilo Ronderos.

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Bruno Silva made short work of Victor Rodriguez in the flyweight division. The Brazilian landed a big overhand right and followed up to win by knockout early in round one.

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Court McGee got back into the win column after three straight defeats in previous fights. The TUF 11 winner was awarded a unanimous decision victory over Cláudio Silva in the welterweight division.

Ben Rothwell snactched up a rarely seen gogo choke in the second round of his heavyweight encounter with Chris Barnett.

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Jack Hermansson started off slow, and dropped the first round of his middleweight fight with Edman Shahbazyan. “The Joker” utilised his superior grappling to secure round two, he even picked up a 10-8 round on all three judges’ scorecards in round three enroute to a unanimous decision victory.

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Jared Vanderaa and Justin Tafa fought at an incredible pace in their heavyweight clash. Tafa opened up a cut and had his opponent bleeding quite heavily, but it was not enough to get the job done. Vanderaa picked up his first win inside the UFC by winning a unanimous decision on the judges scorecards.

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Carla Esparza deominated Yan Xiaonan on her way to a second round TKO win. Esparza has won each of her last five fights. After the fight she called for a title shot against strawweight champion Rose Namajunas. Esparza has a first round submission victory over the champ, that was the last time Esparza finished a fight, when she fought Rose on season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter in 2014.

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Rob Font picked up the biggest win on his career in the main event. Font outstruck former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt and took home a one-sided victory and is now on a four fight win streak.

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Main Card (BT Sports / ESPN+, pm ET)


Bantamweight: Rob Font def. Cody Garbrandt via unanimous decision (48-47, 50-45, 50-45)


Women’s Strawweight: Carla Esparza def. Yan Xiaonan via TKO at of round two


Heavyweight: Jared Vanderaa def. Justin Tafa via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)


Women’s Featherweight: Norma Dumont def. Felicia Spencer via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)


Bantamweight: Ricardo Ramos def. Bill Algeo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)


Middleweight: Jack Hermansson def. Edmen Shahbazyan via unanimous decision (29-27 x3)

Preliminary card (BT Sports / ESPN+, pm ET)


Heavyweight: Ben Rothwell def. Chris Barnett via submission (gogo choke) at 2:07 of round two


Welterweight: Court McGee def. Cláudio Silva via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)


Flyweight: Bruno Silva def. Victor Rodriguez via knockout (punches) at 1:00 of round one

Featherweight: Josh Culibao def. Sha Yilan via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Flyweight: David Dvořák def. Juancamilo Ronderos via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:18 of round one


Lightweight:  Damir Ismagulov def. Rafael Alves via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Ian O'Neill is a Kilkenny man living in Canada. You can catch him on Twitter most of the time talking all things MMA. Follow me on Twitter and on Instagram @ioneillmma.